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Vital Statistics

Quarter 4 2018

                                    Quarter 4 2018Quarter 4 2017
   
Births14,51014,709
Deaths 7,1037,115
Marriages 4,9055,049
Natural increase7,4077,594 

The number of births fell by 199 (1.4%) while deaths are down by 12 (0.2%) compared to the same period in 2017.

Figure 1 Births, Deaths and Natural increase
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There were 14,510 births in quarter 4 2018, 199 births or 1.4% less than the same period in 2017.  This corresponds to a birth rate of 11.9 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 0.4 from quarter 4 2017.

There were 7,103 deaths in quarter 4 2018, a decrease of 0.2% (or 12 deaths) from quarter 4 2017.  This equates to a death rate of 5.8 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 0.1 points from quarter 4 2017.

There were 40 infant deaths registered in quarter 4 2018 giving an infant mortality rate of 2.8 per 1,000 live births.

The number of births less the number of deaths in quarter 4 2018 resulted in a natural increase of population of 7,407 persons.

Births

There were 7,403 male births and 7,107 female births in quarter 4 2018.  The 14,510 births represent an annual birth rate of 11.9 per thousand population.  This rate is 0.4 lower than the corresponding quarter of 2017.  See tables 4 and 5.

Age of mothers

The average age of first time mothers was 31.2, up 0.2 years from the same period in the previous year.  The average age of all mothers at maternity for births registered in quarter 4 2018 was 33.0 years, up 0.1 years from quarter 4 2017.  The average age of first time mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 28.9, while the average age of all mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 30.4 years.  In the same quarter in 2017, the average age of mothers having their first baby outside marriage/civil partnership was 28.7 years while it was 30.3 years for all mothers for births registered outside of marriage/civil partnership.  See tables 9 and 10.

Births and marriage/civil partnerships

In quarter 4 2018 there were 9,091 (62.7%) births registered as within marriage, none of these were within civil partnership.

There were 5,419 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 37.3% of all births in quarter 4 2018.  The highest percentage of births outside marriage/civil partnership was in Limerick City at 55.5% and the lowest was in Leitrim with 22.1%.  In the same quarter in 2017, there were 5,534 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 37.6% of all births.  See table 8.

Location of births

The highest number of births registered was in Dublin City with 1,638 (11.3% of total live births in the country) followed by Cork County with 1,340 (9.2%) registered births.   Leitrim had the lowest number with 95 (0.7%) registered births in quarter 4 2018.  The same pattern was reflected in quarter 4 2017 when Dublin City accounted for 1,699 or 11.6% of births followed by Cork County with 1,276 (8.7%).  Leitrim had the lowest number, 121 births (0.8%), registered in quarter 4 2017.  See table 8.

Area of residence of mother

From January 2018 onwards where births take place within the State and the mother is residing outside the State, the area of residence of the mother is recorded as outside the State.  Prior to quarter 1, 2018, cases where the mother was residing outside the State, the mother's area of residence was assigned to the location where the birth took place within the State. 

There were 9 babies born to mothers who were resident outside the Republic of Ireland in quarter 4 2018.  This accounts for 0.1% of total live births registered in the quarter.  See tables 5, 8, 9 and 10.

Nationality of mothers

Of the 14,510 births in quarter 4 2018, there were 11,304 babies (77.9%) born to mothers of Irish nationality compared to 11,449 (77.8%) in quarter 4 2017.  See table 11.

Birth order

A total of 5,708 births (39.3%) were to first time mothers in quarter 4 2018 while 4,985 (34.4%) were to second time mothers.  These accounted for a total of 73.7% of births of stated parity in quarter 4 2018.  See table 6 and figure 2.

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Birth Order Q4 2018 (%)
1st39.3
2nd34.4
3rd17.3
4th5.9
5th and over3

Deaths

There were 7,103 deaths registered in quarter 4 2018, of these 3,786 were male while 3,317 were female.  The quarter 4 2018 total is 0.2% less than in the corresponding quarter of 2017 when 7,115 deaths were registered.  See table 12.

Infant and neonatal mortality

There were 40 infant deaths registered in quarter 4 2018 giving an infant mortality rate of 2.8 deaths per 1,000 live births, an increase of 0.1 points on that recorded in quarter 4 of 2017.  Neonatal deaths are deaths of infants at ages under 4 weeks.  There were 30 neonatal deaths registered in quarter 4 2018, giving a neonatal mortality rate of 2.1 deaths per 1,000 live births, which was an increase of 0.2 from quarter 4 2017.  See tables 3, 4 and figure 3.

Under 1 yr ratesinfantneonatal
Q3 201532.5
Q4 20154.13.1
Q1 20163.82.7
Q2 201632.2
Q3 20162.92.3
Q4 20163.32.4
Q1 20172.41.9
Q2 201732.4
Q3 20173.12.6
Q4 20172.71.9
Q1 20183.52.8
Q2 201832.2
Q3 20182.92
Q4 20182.82.1

Cause of death

Diseases of the circulatory system:

Diseases of the circulatory system accounted for 2,067 deaths, or an annual rate of 1.7 per 1,000 population.  Of these, 984 were due to ischaemic heart disease and 407 to cerebrovascular disease.  See tables 2a, 2b, 13, 14 and figure 4.

Malignant neoplasms (Cancer):

There were 2,153 deaths from malignant neoplasms.  This is equivalent to an annual rate of 1.8 per 1,000 population.

Diseases of the respiratory system:

Deaths from chronic lower respiratory disease numbered 313, pneumonia accounted for 231 deaths and 241 deaths resulted from all other respiratory diseases. 

Accidents, suicides and other:

There were 476 deaths due to accidents, suicides and other external causes.  Accidents accounted for 71.0% (338) of these deaths while suicides accounted for 25.8% (123).  Of these external cause deaths, 67.6% were male (322).

Dementia and Alzheimer's:

In Quarter 4 2018 there were 409 deaths due to dementia of which 244 (or 59.7%) were female while there were 112 deaths due to Alzheimer's of which 73 (or 65.2%) were female.  See tables 18 and 19.

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Principle causes of death Q4 2018
Circulatory
diseases
29.1
External
causes
6.7
Respiratory
diseases
11.1
Remainder22.8
Malignant
neoplasms
30.3

Age at death

The leading cause of death in quarter 4 2018 varied widely by age group.  For those aged from 15 to 34 years, external causes of death including accidents, suicide and other ranked first (92 deaths).  Among individuals aged 35-74, malignant neoplasm (cancer) was the leading cause (1,084), while for those aged 75 and older, it was diseases of the circulatory system (1,502 deaths).

There were 5,697 deaths of persons aged 65 and over registered in quarter 4 2018.  This represents an annual death rate of 33.8 per 1,000 population aged 65 and over and represents a decrease of 1.5 when compared with the corresponding quarter of 2017.  See tables 3, 4 and figure 5.

The average (mean) time-lag between the date of death and the registration of death was 63 days while the median (mid-point in data) was 17 days for quarter 4 2018.

Code Generator for HighCharts V1.1CancerDisease of the circulatory systemDisease of the respiratory systemAccident, suicide, homicide and undeterminedOther
Under 1510.50014.974.6
15-349.85.62.864.317.5
35-7443.122.16.711.616.6
75 and over2434.3141.925.9

Natural Increase

The natural increase in the population (births minus deaths) for quarter 4 2018 was 7,407.  This represents a rate of 6.1 per 1,000 population, 0.2 less than quarter 4 2017.  See tables 3, 4 and figure 1.

Marriages

The number of marriages registered during the quarter was 4,905, of which 155 were same-sex marriages. This is equivalent to an annual marriage rate of 4.0 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 0.2 from quarter 4 2017.  See tables 3 and 4.

Same-sex marriage legislation came into effect on the 16th November 2015.

NUTS2 and NUTS3 Regional Authority areas - January 2018

From the 1st January 2018 an Amendment of the EU NUTS legislation came into effect.  This reflects the new regional assembly structure and the other changes to the Local Government Act for Tipperary North, Tipperary South and Limerick and Waterford City and Councils.  For the composition of the new Regions breakdown see background notes.

Population

The estimated population (usual residence) in April 2018 was 4,857,015.


From the 1st January 2018 the CSO is using new automated software called IRIS for selecting the underlying cause of death  code.  The coding system has been developed by the IRIS core group (currently Germany, Italy, France, Hungary and the United States) to code mortality data and is the preferred coding tool for European countries.  Please note that the underlying cause of death is still classified to the International Classification of Diseases, Version 10 (ICD 10).

Please see the attached Information Note regarding the background to IRIS and the effect of changing to this coding software.

Information Note - Implementation of IRIS Software for the Automated Coding of Deaths in Ireland (PDF 83KB)

Table 1 Births classified by age of mother at maternity by quarter, 2013, 2017 and 2018 and their corresponding annual age specific (asfr) and total period fertility rates (tpfr)
 Q4 2013 Q4 2017 Q3 2018 Q4 2018
  % of1Fertility  % ofFertility  % ofFertility  % ofFertility
Age of motherNumbertotalrate Numbertotalrate Numbertotalrate Numbertotalrate
 < 20 years3071.98.9 2191.55.8 2191.45.7 2321.66.0
  20-24 years1,5369.344.3 1,1948.135.2 1,2738.335.9 1,2238.434.5
  25-29 years3,30720.079.2 2,57217.569.4 2,69717.574.0 2,34816.264.4
  30-34 years6,13037.1122.2 5,15735.1113.6 5,39134.9123.4 5,00834.5114.6
  35-39 years4,30526.093.5 4,53830.989.9 4,72030.692.0 4,58631.689.4
  40-44 years8985.421.1 9546.520.9 1,0466.822.4 1,0447.222.4
  45+ years480.31.2 750.51.8 820.51.9 690.51.6
  Not stated   
  Total16,5311.9 14,709100.01.7 15,428100.01.8 14,510100.01.7
1Fertility rates for Q4 2013 has been revised, based on revised Census of Population usual residence population data
Table 2a Deaths registered by cause of death and by quarter, 2013, 2017 and 2018
 Malignant Cancers % of total Diseases of the heart and arteries% of total Lung diseases% of total Accidents, Suicides & Others% of total Other Causes% of total Total% of total
Q4 20182,15330.3 2,06729.1 78511.1 4766.7 1,62222.8 7,103100.0
Q3 20182,27031.82,08229.182911.63354.71,62722.87,143100.0
Q4 20172,20230.91,98627.987512.34235.91,62922.97,115100.0
Q4 20132,20431.3 2,15330.6 75710.7 4666.6 1,46420.8 7,044100.0
Table 2b Deaths registered by cause of death, by age and region, Fourth Quarter 2018
 Malignant Cancers % of totalDiseases of the heart and arteries% of totalLung diseases% of totalAccidents, Suicides & Others% of totalOther Causes% of totalTotal% of total
Persons            
Under 1402.5400.6
1 - 420.161.310.190.1
5 - 1450.240.890.6180.3
15 - 2460.310.010.1357.4110.7540.8
25 - 3480.470.330.45712.0140.9891.3
35 - 44482.2201.020.38317.5322.01852.6
45 - 541165.4592.991.18117.1593.63244.6
55 - 6430414.11537.4445.67615.81116.86889.7
65 - 7461628.632515.711414.55210.921513.21,32218.6
75 - 8466430.861229.622929.2336.946228.52,00028.2
85 +38417.889043.138348.84910.366841.22,37433.4
Total2,153100.02,067100.0785100.0476100.01,622100.07,103100.0
             
Males            
Under 1201.2200.3
1 - 430.630.0
5 - 1430.130.640.2100.1
15 - 2440.2255.370.4360.5
25 - 3430.150.220.3439.170.4600.8
35 - 44160.7130.610.16213.1181.11101.5
45 - 54552.6472.370.95611.8382.32032.9
55 - 641657.71246.0243.15611.6674.24366.1
65 - 7436416.922510.9607.6357.41187.380211.3
75 - 8437517.437117.913216.8194.022814.01,12515.8
85 +1989.233216.116320.8204.226816.598113.8
Total1,18354.91,11754.038949.632267.677547.83,78653.3
             
Females            
Under 1201.2200.3
1 - 420.130.610.160.1
5 - 1420.110.250.380.1
15 - 2420.110.010.1102.140.2180.3
25 - 3450.220.110.1142.970.4290.4
35 - 44321.570.310.1214.4140.9751.1
45 - 54612.8120.620.3255.3211.31211.7
55 - 641396.5291.4202.5204.2432.62513.5
65 - 7425211.71004.8546.9173.6976.05207.3
75 - 8428913.424111.79712.4142.923414.487512.3
85 +1868.655827.022028.0296.140124.71,39419.6
Total97045.195046.039650.415432.484752.23,31746.7
             
Region            
Border1748.11979.5769.7418.61569.66449.1
Midland1306.01205.8526.6245.11006.24266.0
West22610.521110.2648.25411.41458.97009.9
Dublin61628.651324.821527.411925.146528.71,92827.1
Mid-East23611.01969.59111.65812.018611.576710.8
Mid-West25912.022911.18410.77315.41609.980511.3
South-East1798.323211.27910.1357.41489.16739.5
South-West33315.536917.912415.87215.226216.11,16016.3
Total2,153100.02,067100.0785100.04761001,622100.07,103100.0
Table 3 Marriages, civil partnerships, births, deaths and natural increase
 Marriages1 Live Births Deaths 
 TotalOpposite-sexSame-sexCivil PartnershipsTotalFirstOutside marriage/civil partnershipsAverage Age TotalInfant 2Neonatal 365 & overNatural Increase
Quarter 1            
20133,3123,3125217,5636,7526,40632.18,34755366,7829,216
20143,6203,6206817,6996,8126,43932.38,11065566,6409,589
20153,5463,5467817,1836,4566,20232.58,60455317,1758,579
20163,5033,320183716,4806,2456,03732.78,60963457,1417,871
20173,4593,32913016,4876,1816,22932.89,06740327,7167,420
20183,3393,2409915,6596,0775,91932.99,27855447,8696,381
            
Quarter 2            
20135,2125,2127217,1076,3725,82432.27,64458386,2069,463
20145,4315,4319616,5026,1695,94932.37,19755415,7429,305
20155,5165,5169316,0646,0215,78632.57,56534306,1688,499
20165,6595,36929016,2195,8985,80632.77,69748366,2968,522
20175,5975,42217515,2225,7345,67532.87,31546375,9317,907
20185,3865,21816815,4195,9295,91232.97,59247346,2967,827
            
Quarter 3            
20137,5417,54112017,7296,6086,24332.16,98359465,52210,746
20148,0388,03811917,1976,4236,32932.37,00174465,52610,196
20158,1978,19714917,1286,3676,28532.46,85152425,48310,277
20168,3918,03835316,4586,2186,05632.67,12949385,7179,329
20177,9167,64427215,6355,9625,90232.76,98749415,6408,648
20187,4237,18124215,4285,7945,81132.97,14345315,7718,285
           
Quarter 4            
20134,6154,6158916,5316,3795,92032.27,04456445,4709,487
20144,9564,95610916,0646,2315,86332.36,78755415,3619,277
20154,8574,766915615,5346,0235,71732.56,93264485,5048,602
20165,0734,84323014,7405,6815,44932.96,95548365,6427,785
20175,0494,86718214,7095,6505,53432.9 7,11539285,7397,594
20184,9054,75015514,5105,7085,41933.0 7,10340305,6977,407
            
Total            
201320,68020,68033368,93026,11124,39332.1 30,01822816423,98038,912
201422,04522,04539267,46225,63524,58032.3 29,09524918423,26938,367
201522,11622,0259137665,90924,86723,99032.5 29,95220515124,33035,957
201622,62621,5701,056763,89724,04223,34832.7 30,39020815524,79633,507
201722,02121,26275962,05323,52723,34032.8 30,48417413825,02631,569
201821,05320,38966461,01623,50823,06132.9 31,11618713925,63329,900
1 2013 to 2018 Marriage & Civil Partnership figures are final.
2 Infant death: Death at ages under 1 year of live born infant.
3 Neonatal death: Death at ages under 4 weeks of live born infant.
Table 4 Annual marriage, civil partnership, birth, death and natural increase rates per 1,000 population1
 Marriages5 Live Births Deaths 
 TotalOpposite-sexSame-sexCivil Partnerships5Total% First births 2% Outside marriage/civil partnerships TotalInfant 3 MortalityNeo-natal4 Mortality65 & overNatural Increase
Quarter 1             
20132.90.0515.338.636.5 7.33.12.049.38.0
20143.10.0615.338.636.4 7.03.73.246.78.3
20153.10.0714.837.636.1 7.43.21.848.77.4
20163.02.80.20.0114.137.936.6 7.33.82.746.86.7
20172.92.80.113.937.537.8 7.72.41.949.06.3
20182.72.70.113.138.837.8 7.73.52.848.45.3
             
Quarter 2             
20134.50.0614.837.334.0 6.63.42.243.68.2
20144.70.0814.237.536.1 6.23.32.539.08.0
20154.70.0813.737.536.0 6.52.11.940.47.3
20164.84.50.213.736.435.8 6.53.02.240.07.2
20174.74.50.112.737.737.3 6.13.02.436.56.6
20184.44.30.112.738.538.3 6.33.02.237.26.4
             
Quarter 3             
20136.50.1015.437.435.2 6.13.32.638.89.3
20146.90.1014.837.536.8 6.04.32.737.58.8
20157.00.1314.637.336.7 5.83.02.535.98.8
20167.16.80.313.937.836.8 6.03.02.336.37.9
20176.66.40.213.038.137.7 5.83.12.634.77.2
20186.15.90.212.737.637.7 5.92.92.034.36.8
             
Quarter 4             
20134.00.0814.338.735.8 6.13.42.738.48.2
20144.30.0913.838.936.5 5.83.42.636.48.0
20154.14.10.10.0513.338.836.8 5.94.13.136.17.3
20164.34.10.212.438.537.0 5.93.32.435.86.6
20174.24.10.212.338.437.6 5.92.71.935.36.3
20184.03.90.111.939.337.3 5.82.82.133.86.1
             
Total             
20134.50.0714.938.035.4 6.53.32.442.18.4
20144.70.0814.538.136.3 6.33.72.739.58.3
20154.74.70.0814.137.836.4 6.43.12.339.97.7
20164.84.60.213.537.636.5 6.43.32.439.47.1
20174.64.40.212.937.937.6 6.42.82.238.56.6
20184.34.20.112.638.537.8 6.43.12.338.16.2
1 Rates are calculated using the Usual Residence population figures.
2 First births divided by the total number of live births (excluding those with unstated parity), multiplied by 100.
3 Infant mortality is the number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births.
4 Neonatal mortality is the number of neonatal (infants aged under 4 weeks) deaths per 1,000 live births.
5 2013 to 2018 Marriage & Civil Partnership rates are final.
Table 5 Births registered, classified by area of residence of mother, October - December 2018
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
State14,5107,4037,10711.9
     
Leinster8,1204,1333,98712.0
Carlow189989113.0
Dublin City1,63880183711.8
South Dublin89446143315.6
Fingal1,08157051114.2
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 6143063088.7
Kildare71935336612.5
Kilkenny28313814511.2
Laois2411439811.0
Longford146608613.9
Louth37718719011.5
Meath61329631712.1
Offaly2151189710.7
Westmeath28615013612.5
Wexford43623520111.4
Wicklow38821717110.5
    
Munster3,8611,9741,88711.9
Clare34816818011.5
Cork City33118414710.7
Cork County1,34069964112.5
Kerry41019621411.1
Limerick City1918310813.1
Limerick County 39920819111.5
Tipperary52627425212.8
Waterford City158817713.1
Waterford County15881779.0
    
Connacht1,61183777411.6
Galway City2111169511.3
Galway County55826729112.2
Leitrim95474811.6
Mayo37521416111.3
Roscommon180918910.9
Sligo1921029011.6
    
Ulster (Part of)90945445512.0
Cavan24213011212.5
Donegal48323524811.9
Monaghan184899511.6
    
Regional Authorities:    
Border1,19660359311.9
Midland88847141711.8
West1,32468863611.6
Dublin4,2272,1382,08912.3
Mid-East2,0971,0531,04411.8
Mid-West1,46473373112.1
South-East1,22463359111.4
South-West2,0811,0791,00211.9
     
Mother Residing Outside the State954 
1 Births per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated usual residence 2018 population.
Table 6 Births registered, classified by age of mother and previous number of liveborn children, October - December 2018
                                              Previous number of liveborn children
Age of mother at maternityTotal012345 or more
All ages14,5105,7084,9852,514862253188
        
15 and under11
1677
173535
18675881
19122104171
Under 20232205252
        
201361122121
2121414353162
22248156691832
2329815810622930
2432717895401031
20-241,223747344982563
        
253201918635710
26388183132372367
27482232162581983
28528275160622461
296302852178527124
25-292,3481,1667572771003315
        
3077535826710324149
3190145427012042510
321,116470400169521510
331,088429406163651411
341,12839145818767169
30-345,0082,1021,8017422506449
        
351,201354504255641311
361,059268411261682625
37933242311252713225
38758169260217732019
39635159195164871911
35-394,5861,1921,6811,14936311091
        
40436102147117471310
4129484976532106
4217647603322104
43781629121155
4460172112604
40-441,0442663542391183829
        
45 and over6930237621
Table 7 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by age of mother, October - December 2018
 NumberPercentage of total births
Age of mother at maternityTotalMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parentsMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parents
TotalSame address TotalSame address
All ages14,5109,0915,4193,16262.737.321.8
        
15 and under11100.0
16771100.014.3
1735530414.385.711.4
18679581713.486.625.4
19122181043414.885.227.9
Under 20232322005613.886.224.1
        
20136161202811.888.220.6
21214411736119.280.828.5
22248581907723.476.631.0
23298592399819.880.232.9
243277025710321.478.631.5
20-241,22324497936720.080.030.0
        
253208323710725.974.133.4
2638813225613834.066.035.6
2748217430817936.163.937.1
2852820532319538.861.236.9
2963030832219348.951.130.6
25-292,3489021,44681238.461.634.6
        
3077546331219459.740.325.0
3190159230920165.734.322.3
321,11681330322072.827.219.7
331,08879629220173.226.818.5
341,12885827020276.123.917.9
30-345,0083,5221,4861,01870.329.720.3
        
351,20195224917179.320.714.2
361,05984921015180.219.814.3
3793372221115277.422.616.3
3875858717111577.422.615.2
3963547815711275.324.717.6
35-394,5863,58899870178.221.815.3
        
404363211157673.626.417.4
41294214805472.827.218.4
42176119574167.632.423.3
437857211573.126.919.2
446039211365.035.021.7
40-441,04475029419971.828.219.1
        
45 and over695316976.823.213.0
Table 8 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by area of residence of mother, October - December 2018
 NumberPercentage of total births
Area of residenceTotalMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parentsMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parents
TotalSame address TotalSame address
State14,5109,0915,4193,16262.737.321.8
        
Leinster8,1204,9993,1211,78461.638.422.0
Carlow189103865254.545.527.5
Dublin City1,63889674234154.745.320.8
South Dublin89453136319359.440.621.6
Fingal1,08172735422567.332.720.8
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 61445016410173.326.716.4
Kildare71946725216065.035.022.3
Kilkenny283195885768.931.120.1
Laois241153886063.536.524.9
Longford14687593859.640.426.0
Louth3772171609557.642.425.2
Meath61337523815561.238.825.3
Offaly215145704967.432.622.8
Westmeath2861621246956.643.424.1
Wexford43624119511155.344.725.5
Wicklow3882501387864.435.620.1
       
Munster3,8612,4261,43583462.837.221.6
Clare3482311177066.433.620.1
Cork City3311721596752.048.020.2
Cork County1,34090543530067.532.522.4
Kerry4102491619260.739.322.4
Limerick City191851063744.555.519.4
Limerick County 3992851147571.428.618.8
Tipperary52632120511561.039.021.9
Waterford City15877814148.751.325.9
Waterford County158101573763.936.123.4
       
Connacht1,6111,09851333768.231.820.9
Galway City211134774963.536.523.2
Galway County55839416411570.629.420.6
Leitrim957421977.922.19.5
Mayo3752561198268.331.721.9
Roscommon180121594267.232.823.3
Sligo192119734062.038.020.8
       
Ulster (Part of)90956034920661.638.422.7
Cavan242154886163.636.425.2
Donegal48329418910060.939.120.7
Monaghan184112724560.939.124.5
        
Regional Authorities:       
Border1,19675344325563.037.021.3
Midland88854734121661.638.424.3
West1,32490541928868.431.621.8
Dublin4,2272,6041,62386061.638.420.3
Mid-East2,0971,30978848862.437.623.3
Mid-West1,46492254229763.037.020.3
South-East1,22471750729858.641.424.3
South-West2,0811,32675545963.736.322.1
        
Mother Residing Outside the State981188.911.111.1
Table 9 Births registered, classified by area of residence and age of mother, October - December 2018
Average age of mother at maternity
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2020-2425-2930-3435-3940 and overAll births First births
State14,5102321,2232,3485,0084,5861,11333.031.2
          
Leinster8,1201447201,3632,7532,52062032.831.2
Carlow1895203970421331.829.7
Dublin City1,6383417727752049513532.631.4
South Dublin89419941722862586532.330.2
Fingal1,08117631504053569033.532.0
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 614320611922805834.733.4
Kildare71915541152502394632.931.3
Kilkenny28312638871052633.531.2
Laois2414194786691632.731.4
Longford146425284836531.128.9
Louth37753185135952632.430.6
Meath61310541252041734732.730.8
Offaly2154273672532332.430.1
Westmeath2867305991742532.330.8
Wexford4361155751651111931.729.4
Wicklow388525561421342633.431.6
         
Munster3,861583125571,3601,26930533.231.3
Clare348229561321072233.131.4
Cork City331733571041052532.630.6
Cork County1,340138915547750410233.732.1
Kerry410831501381394433.531.4
Limerick City191825456440930.828.2
Limerick County 399131491501333533.732.0
Tipperary5261248881761633932.830.6
Waterford City1583184155311031.730.0
Waterford County158481664471934.231.8
         
Connacht1,6111811724056353613733.431.5
Galway City2115143662742033.332.3
Galway County558638682051944733.631.7
Leitrim95211103628832.829.5
Mayo375129641261203533.431.1
Roscommon1801103467581033.131.0
Sligo1923152867621733.331.4
         
Ulster (Part of)90912741873282575132.430.1
Cavan2423214385771332.630.1
Donegal4835401081791262532.230.2
Monaghan1844133664541332.729.7
         
Regional Authorities:         
Border1,196171002254313477632.630.3
Midland888191011702972326932.230.5
West1,324139120246044611233.431.6
Dublin4,227733546601,4031,38934833.131.6
Mid-East2,0973516438173164114532.831.1
Mid-West1,4642313323852244310532.930.9
South-East1,224241272094413368732.530.2
South-West2,0812815326271974817133.531.7
          
Mother Residing Outside the State914434.632.8
Table 10 Births registered outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by area of residence and age of mother, October - December 2018
Average age of mother at maternity
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2525-2930-3435-3940 and overAll birthsFirst births
State5,4191,1791,4461,48699831030.428.9
         
Leinster3,12169184983656518030.329.0
Carlow861933275228.527.7
Dublin City7421781771871514930.529.2
South Dublin3638211191601929.928.3
Fingal3545578115782831.530.2
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 164193043571532.932.1
Kildare252557463411930.228.5
Kilkenny8820252117530.328.8
Laois8822232810529.728.4
Longford59201818327.524.9
Louth160325042251130.429.2
Meath23850786440629.928.7
Offaly7026201110328.426.4
Westmeath12430433411629.328.0
Wexford19557485529629.227.5
Wicklow13826413728630.729.7
        
Munster1,4353163614132677830.428.7
Clare11726342824530.429.0
Cork City15935424034830.228.2
Cork County4358991136952430.929.4
Kerry161383148311330.629.3
Limerick City10631313111228.225.9
Limerick County 11421324113730.529.3
Tipperary20546645037829.927.7
Waterford City8119262112329.728.6
Waterford County5711101810832.129.3
        
Connacht5131001331501012930.829.1
Galway City7712182319531.631.0
Galway County16431385531930.928.4
Leitrim211043427.625.0
Mayo11922353221930.929.2
Roscommon591022196229.829.4
Sligo7315161820431.129.0
        
Ulster (Part of)3497210287652330.528.2
Cavan8820192618530.528.1
Donegal189376445331030.228.4
Monaghan7215191614831.127.9
        
Regional Authorities:      
Border44397122108892730.428.2
Midland3419810491341428.927.3
West41975113129772530.929.3
Dublin1,62333439643634611130.829.6
Mid-East7881632432061344230.228.9
Mid-West542124161150852229.828.0
South-East507126142142732429.728.1
South-West7551621642241604530.729.1
         
Mother Residing Outside the State1125.725.7
Table 11 Births registered, classified by nationality of mother, marital status and age, October - December 2018
Total births Births inside marriage/civil partnership Births outside marriage/civil partnership Average age of mother at maternity
Nationality of motherNumber Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage  
TOTAL14,510100.0 9,09162.7 5,41937.3 33.0
Ireland11,30477.9 7,01362.0 4,29138.0 33.2
United Kingdom2882.0 14249.3 14650.7 33.0
EU15 excl. Irl & UK2852.0 15955.8 12644.2 34.9
EU15 to EU 28 11,46810.1 85658.3 61241.7 31.7
Other 21,1517.9 91279.2 23920.8 31.7
Not stated140.1 964.3 535.7 34.9
1 Croatia included in EU 15 to EU 28 from q3 2013.
2 Countries excluding Ireland, UK and the EU.
Table 12 Deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, October - December 2018
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
State7,1033,7863,3175.8
     
Leinster3,6021,8691,7335.3
Carlow9358356.4
Dublin City1,0034705337.2
South Dublin3121761365.4
Fingal2541371173.3
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 3591801795.1
Kildare183103803.2
Kilkenny12568574.9
Laois9850484.5
Longford7140316.7 
Louth16983865.1
Meath2271241034.5
Offaly12575506.2
Westmeath13269635.8
Wexford2631421216.9
Wicklow18894945.1
     
Munster2,1571,1829756.6
Clare203107966.7
Cork City2741501248.9
Cork County6083452635.7
Kerry2781521267.5
Limerick City10260427.0
Limerick County 211112996.1
Tipperary2891521377.0
Waterford City9553427.9
Waterford County9751465.6
     
Connacht8744734016.3
Galway City8644424.6
Galway County2541471075.5
Leitrim6841278.3
Mayo2541401147.6
Roscommon10651556.4
Sligo10650566.4
     
Ulster4702622086.2
Cavan11872466.1
Donegal2651371286.5
Monaghan8753345.5
     
Regional Authorities:    
Border6443532916.4
Midland4262341925.7
West7003823186.1
Dublin1,9289639655.6
Mid-East7674043634.3
Mid-West8054313746.7
South-East6733723016.3
South-West1,1606475136.6
1 Deaths per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated 2018 Usual residence population.
Table 13 Deaths registered by cause of death and county of residence of deceased, October - December 2018
Area of residenceTotal DeathsMalignant NeoplasmsDiseases of the Circulatory systemDiseases of the Respiratory systemExternal causesAll other causes
State7,1032,1532,0677854761,622
       
Leinster3,6021,1101,000417229846
Carlow93243511518
Dublin City1,00331426610963251
South Dublin31210777432263
Fingal2549457271561
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 359101113361990
Kildare1835751231537
Kilkenny125304315631
Laois98313010423
Longford7127201149
Louth1694743181348
Meath2277056341255
Offaly125283318838
Westmeath132443713830
Wexford2637493331746
Wicklow1886246161846
      
Munster2,157643659228152475
Clare2036254251943
Cork City2747686381757
Cork County6081801886341136
Kerry2787795231469
Limerick City102303310821
Limerick County 2117053242143
Tipperary2899789252553
Waterford City9528296428
Waterford County97233214325
      
Connacht8742672648663194
Galway City86252091121
Galway County2548085261251
Leitrim6814268515
Mayo2548672232548
Roscommon10635346625
Sligo106272714434
      
Ulster (part of)4701331445432107
Cavan1182938101427
Donegal2657379351167
Monaghan8731279713
      
Regional Authorities:      
Border6441741977641156
Midland4261301205224100
West7002262116454145
Dublin1,928616513215119465
Mid-East7672361969158186
Mid-West8052592298473160
South-East6731792327935148
South-West1,16033336912472262
Table 14 Deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, October - December 20181
    Age Group
Cause of Death65 COD CodeICD-10 CodeTotal DeathsUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
Total deaths0A00-Y897,1034091854891853246871,3222,0002,375
               
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B9969211232152518
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B9022
Meningococcal infection3A39
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B2411
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19321
Other infectious and parasitic diseases632122132518
            
Neoplasms6C00-D482,202256850116306626680403
Malignant neoplasms of the:-7C00-C972,153256848116304616664384
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C1451141220104
Oesophagus9C151152624372917
Stomach10C1664167152312
Colon11C181032715312919
Rectum and anus12C19-C211462426524022
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C22921618272713
Pancreas14C251263617393625
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C3442517106716312057
Skin16C4341112613162
Breast17C50156182028303732
Cervix uteri18C5322573412
Other parts of uterus19C54-C552417754
Ovary20C567616923298
Prostate21C611315235548
Kidney22C6447233161211
Bladder23C674914102014
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C96189124514438337
Other malignant neoplasms2962433112239639257
            
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, immunological disorders 25D50-D891411246
             
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases26E00-E90174232413296655
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E1410818204336
            
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F9942111627108278
Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic psychosis)29F1033
Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F1911
               
Diseases of the nervous system and the sense organs31G00-H953692523112570128123
Meningitis32G00-G03
              
Diseases of the circulatory system:-33I00-I992,067172059153325612890
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I259841103996192296350
of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I214137192876116167
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I52369535184587206
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I6940711191650141188
Other diseases of circulatory system30766233888146
               
Diseases of the respiratory system37J00-J99785132944114229383
Influenza38J09-J114112
Pneumonia39J12-J1923122111851147
Chronic lower respiratory disease40J40-J4731332162108119
of which: Asthma41J45-J46141211
Other diseases of the respiratory system 2371114113470115
            
Diseases of the digestive system42K00-K9325433172541436161
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and jejunum43K25-K281013132
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K7472121112261361
Other diseases of the digestive system1722151014275558
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue45L00-L9991125
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective tissue46M00-M995511751922
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M19172249
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N99115144102967
Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N297013371937
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium50O00-O99
               
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period1 51P00-P962020
            
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnormalities52Q00-Q9947141223478312
Congenital malformations of the nervous system53Q00-Q07511111
Congenital malformations of the circulatory system54Q20-Q28146112121
               
Symptoms, signs, abnormal findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R9926311222312
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9533
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R998112211
              
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y89476643557838175523350
Accidents59V01-X59338641737525447462847
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V9945174864852
               Accidental falls 61W00-W1974321115141217
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X491051723331714811
               Other accidents114623792014161027
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X841231419282526533
Homicide/assault64X85-Y096312
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y349112212
All other external causes  
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 15 Male deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, October - December 20181
  Age Group
Cause of Death65 COD CodeICD-10 CodeTotal MalesUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
Total Male Deaths0A00-Y893,7862031036601102034368021,125981
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B99351112227145
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B9011
Meningococcal infection3A39
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B2411
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19321
Other infectious and parasitic diseases3011126145
            
Neoplasms6C00-D481,2093431755166371383207
Malignant neoplasms of the:-7C00-C971,1833431655165364375198
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C1439391683
Oesophagus9C15832518272110
Stomach10C16471478198
Colon11C1858168151612
Rectum and anus12C19-C2185211535239
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C225361116137
Pancreas14C255322721156
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C3425417441027129
Skin16C4324138102
Breast17C50
Cervix uteri18C53
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55
Ovary20C56
Prostate21C611315235548
Kidney22C64331221387
Bladder23C67361391310
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C9612712359305621
Other malignant neoplasms16022241224414726
            
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, immunological disorders 25D50-D8981223
              
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases26E00-E9091227163628
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E14665122920
            
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F9917221843109
Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic psychosis)29F1033
Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
             
Diseases of the nervous system and the sense organs31G00-H9518942816337947
Meningitis32G00-G03
            
Diseases of the circulatory system:-33I00-I991,11751347124225371332
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I25621183686139205146
of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I2125251725588067
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I5217341315285468
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I69179158356862
Other diseases of circulatory system  1443315234456
               
Diseases of the respiratory system37J00-J993892172460132163
Influenza38J09-J1111
Pneumonia39J12-J1999219112452
Chronic lower respiratory disease40J40-J4716038266162
of which: Asthma41J45-J46413
Other diseases of the respiratory system129136234749
            
Diseases of the digestive system42K00-K9314222111628252929
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and jejunum43K25-K2861212
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K745111610191031
Other diseases of the digestive system8511448132628
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue45L00-L994112
               
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective tissue46M00-M99193196
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M195122
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N99501347827
Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N29321334714
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium50O00-O99
              
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period1 51P00-P9699
            
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnormalities52Q00-Q992382122431
Congenital malformations of the nervous system53Q00-Q07211
Congenital malformations of the circulatory system54Q20-Q2873121
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R99711212
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9511
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R994121
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y89322332543625655351921
Accidents59V01-X59223331626383834311618
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V993517275355
               Accidental falls 61W00-W194622714966
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X4972171720146511
               Other accidents7031259121112411
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X8488616211620423
Homicide/assault64X85-Y095212
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y34611211
All other external causes  
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 16 Female deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, October - December 20181
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 COD CodeICD-10 CodeTotal FemalesUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
Total Female Deaths0A00-Y893,31720681829751212515208751,394
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B99341181113
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B9011
Meningococcal infection3A39
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19
Other infectious and parasitic diseases331171113
            
Neoplasms6C00-D4899322253361140255297196
Malignant neoplasms of the:-7C00-C9797022253261139252289186
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C1412113421
Oesophagus9C1532161087
Stomach10C16172744
Colon11C184511716137
Rectum and anus12C19-C2161311171713
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C22391711146
Pancreas14C25731410182119
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C3417116323614928
Skin16C4317111356
Breast17C50156182028303732
Cervix uteri18C5322573412
Other parts of uterus19C54-C552417754
Ovary20C567616923298
Prostate21C61
Kidney22C6414111344
Bladder23C67131174
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C966215132716
Other malignant neoplasms136221171015224531
            
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, immunological disorders25D50-D896123
            
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases26E00-E908321226133027
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E14421381416
            
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F99249114965169
Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic psychosis)29F10
Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F1911
              
Diseases of the nervous system and the sense organs31G00-H95180212139374976
Meningitis32G00-G03
            
Diseases of the circulatory system:-33I00-I999501271229100241558
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I2536323105391204
of which: (Acute myocardial infarction)I211612231836100
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I5219612231733138
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I6922811481573126
Other diseases of circulatory system  163338154490
               
Diseases of the respiratory system37J00-J993961112205497220
Influenza38J09-J11312
Pneumonia39J12-J191321272795
Chronic lower respiratory disease40J40-J4715313364757
of which: Asthma41J45-J4610118
Other diseases of the respiratory system 1081115112366
            
Diseases of the digestive system42K00-K93112116913183232
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and jejunum43K25-K284112
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K7421152733
Other diseases of the digestive system871166142930
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue45L00-L99523
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective tissue46M00-M993611441016
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M19122127
              
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N9965132140
Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N293831223
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium50O00-O99
              
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period1 51P00-P961111
            
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnormalities52Q00-Q99246111235212
Congenital malformations of the nervous system53Q00-Q073111
Congenital malformations of the circulatory system54Q20-Q2873121
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R99192121310
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9522
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R9941111
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y89154311014212520171429
Accidents59V01-X5911531111141613151229
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V9910211132
               Accidental falls 61W00-W19281415611
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X4933613383
               Other accidents443112834616
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X84358379611
Homicide/assault64X85-Y0911
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y343111
All other external causes  
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 17 Infant and neonatal mortality by area of residence of deceased, October - Deceember 2018
 Infant mortality 1 Neonatal mortality 2
Area of residenceNumberRate 3 NumberRate 3
State402.8 302.1
      
Leinster202.5 162.0
Carlow 
Dublin City42.4 31.8
South Dublin11.1 11.1
Fingal10.9 10.9
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 34.9 34.9
Kildare11.4 11.4
Kilkenny 
Laois 
Longford 
Louth38.0 25.3
Meath46.5 34.9
Offaly14.7 14.7
Westmeath13.5 13.5
Wexford 
Wicklow12.6 
    
Munster143.6 102.6
Clare25.7 25.7
Cork City 
Cork County32.2 21.5
Kerry24.9 24.9
Limerick City15.2 15.2
Limerick County 12.5 
Tipperary47.6 23.8
Waterford City16.3 16.3
Waterford County 
    
Connacht21.2 21.2
Galway City 
Galway County 
Leitrim 
Mayo 
Roscommon15.6 15.6
Sligo15.2 15.2
    
Ulster (part of)44.4 22.2
Cavan28.3 14.1
Donegal12.1 
Monaghan15.4 15.4
    
Regional Authorities:     
Border54.232.5
Midland22.322.3
West10.810.8
Dublin92.181.9
Mid-East94.362.9
Mid-West85.553.4
South-East10.810.8
South-West52.4 41.9
1 Infant mortality rates: Deaths of infants under one year per 1,000 live births, classified by area of residence of mother.
2 Neonatal mortality rates: Deaths of infants under 28 days per 1,000 live births, classified by area of residence of mother.
3 Infant and neonatal mortality rates in some areas, based on small numbers, are subject to considerable fluctuation and caution should be exercised in their interpretation.
Table 18 Dementia 1 deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, October - December 2018
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemale
State409165244
    
Leinster23997142
Carlow
Dublin City813051
South Dublin201010
Fingal23419
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 321418
Kildare734
Kilkenny33
Laois514
Longford11
Louth15411
Meath1394
Offaly1073
Westmeath725
Wexford1376
Wicklow936
    
Munster1054461
Clare716
Cork City1468
Cork County321814
Kerry1257
Limerick City211
Limerick County 17611
Tipperary1046
Waterford City615
Waterford County523
    
Connacht451827
Galway City413
Galway County1073
Leitrim11
Mayo1239
Roscommon835
Sligo1046
    
Ulster20614
Cavan514
Donegal1248
Monaghan312
    
Regional Authorities:   
Border311021
Midland231013
West341420
Dublin1565898
Mid-East441925
Mid-West361224
South-East271314
South-West582929
1 These figures do not include Lewy body dementia\disease (G31.8) or dementia in Picks disease ( F02.0)
Table 19 Alzheimer's deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, October - December 2018
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemale
State1123973
    
Leinster441925
Carlow11
Dublin City1248
South Dublin312
Fingal11
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 312
Kildare211
Kilkenny11
Laois11
Longford
Louth11
Meath734
Offaly22
Westmeath44
Wexford321
Wicklow312
    
Munster351025
Clare
Cork City615
Cork County1367
Kerry44
Limerick City11
Limerick County 22
Tipperary312
Waterford City312
Waterford County312
    
Connacht24915
Galway City413
Galway County835
Leitrim321
Mayo826
Roscommon 
Sligo11
    
Ulster918
Cavan22
Donegal716
Monaghan
    
Regional Authorities:   
Border1349
Midland734
West20614
Dublin19712
Mid-East1367
Mid-West615
South-East1156
South-West23716

Background Notes

Introduction

This report has been prepared by the Central Statistics Office for the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection in accordance with the provisions of Section 2 of the Vital Statistics and Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act, 1952 and Government Order SI 831 of 2007.

Methodology

All figures in this report are classified by quarter of registration and are provisional

These changes were introduced in the Vital Statistics First Quarter 2007 publication.

1) Underlying Cause of Death is classified according to International Classification of Diseases, Version 10 (ICD10) instead of to International Classification of Diseases, Version 9 (ICD9) These changes were introduced in the Vital Statistics First Quarter 2007 publication.

http://www.who.int/classifications/icd/OfficialWHOUpdatesCombined1996-2008VOLUME2.pdf

2) Deaths where there was not an inquest have been coded using the automated coding system developed by the U.S National Centre for Health Statistics (NCHS).  Previously the Underlying Cause of Death was chosen manually for all deaths.

3) All deaths registered in the quarter have been included in the statistics, in some cases with a provisional cause of death.  Previously the practice was not to include deaths in the quarterly statistics until the cause of death had been definitely established.

Because of these changes, caution should be taken in directly comparing these mortality statistics with those of previous quarters.  Many countries have found that moving to ICD10 does affect certain specific categories of causes of death.  In particular, a significant drop in the number of deaths attributed to pneumonia and bronchopneumonia has been observed in some countries after moving to ICD10.  These deaths were instead assigned to other conditions included on the death certificate.

The effect of the second change above has been to increase the number of deaths in our statistics as compared with previous years. Statistics for deaths due to external causes are particularly affected by this change.  The previous method meant that some deaths were included in a later quarter of the year, than when they had been registered, because of the delay involved in establishing a definite cause of death.

Stated Parity Refers to the number of previous live births excluding any not stated.

Births classified by area of residence of mother.

From January 2018 onwards where births take place within the State and the area of residence of the mother is outside the State, the area of residence of the mother is recorded as outside the State.  Prior to this births where the mother was residing outside the State were assigned to the location where the birth took place within the State.

NUTS2 and NUTS3 Regional Authority areas - January 2018

From the 1st January 2018 an Amendment of the EU NUTS legislation came into effect.  This reflects the new regional assembly structure and the other changes to the Local Government Act for Tipperary North, Tipperary South and Limerick and Waterford City and County Councils.  The composition of the new Regions breakdown is outlined below.

Up to December 2017 regional classifications were based on the NUTS (Nomenclature of Territorial Units) classification used by Eurostat.  The NUTS3 regions corresponded to eight Regional Authorities established under the Local Government Act, 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Establishment) Order, 1993, which came into operation on 1 January 1994.  The NUTS2 regions, which were proposed by Government and agreed by Eurostat in 1999, are groupings of the NUTS3 regions.  The composition of the regions is set out below.  

Border, Midland and Western NUTS2 Region Southern and Eastern NUTS2 Region

Border Cavan   Dublin Dublin City
  Donegal     Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
  Leitrim     Fingal
  Monaghan     South Dublin
  Sligo      
      Mid-East Kildare
Midland Laois     Louth
  Longford     Meath
  Offaly     Wicklow
  Westmeath      
      Mid-West Clare
West Galway City     Limerick City and County
  Galway County     Tipperary
  Mayo      
  Roscommon   South-East Carlow
        Kilkenny
South West Cork City     Waterford City and County
  Cork County     Wexford
  Kerry      

EU-28 countries

EU 15

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

EU 16-28

Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia. .

Croatia is included in EU 16 to EU28 from quarter 3 2013.

Civil Partnerships

Civil Partnership legislation was introduced in Ireland on the 1st January, 2011.  From 16th November 2015, when same-sex marriages legislation came into effect, same-sex couples no longer had the option to apply for a Civil Partnership.  However, couples that had given the required 3 months' notice of a Civil Partnership prior to 16th November 2015 were still entitled to have a Civil Partnership ceremony after that date.  

Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

The Marriage Act 2015 (No. 35/2015) effective from the 16th November 2015 (S.I. 504/2015) refers, allows parties of the same sex to marry.

Revision of rates

Rates for Births, Deaths and Marriages in quarter 4 2017 were revised for intercensal years 2012 to 2015 based on revised estimated usual residence population data.  Rates for 2016 have also been revised based on updated Census of Population usual residence population figures.  Rates for the quarter 2 was calculated using the relevant population data in April 2018.

Usual Residence Population concept

For the purpose of this release the population concept of usual residence has been used, i.e. all persons usually resident and present in the State on census night, plus absent persons who are usually resident in Ireland, but are temporarily away from home and outside the State on Census night.  All persons are classified according to the region of their usual residence.

Birth and Death rates 

There is a minor change in methodology concerning the calculation of birth and death rates at a county level from Q2 2015 onwards. Prior to this the county population used in the calculation of birth and death rates was calculated by applying the same factor of change in the population at a state level to each county during the inter-census years.

For example:

State Population (habitual residence) 2011 census year 4,574,888 
2012 inter-census year estimate 4,585,400 
Factor of change = (4,585,400 - 4,574,888) /4,574,888 * 100 = 0.22977 
Carlow population census year = 54,723
To estimate population in Carlow for 2012 using factor of 0.22977 as follows:
Carlow 54,723+ [54,723][0.22977/100] = 54, 848= population estimate 2012 
Regional population was calculated by summing the relevant counties and county boroughs.


From quarter 2 2015 onwards, the factor of change is calculated at the regional (NUTS3) level first and this is used to calculate the population at the relevant county level.

For example:

South East Region Population
2011 census year 499,304 
2012 inter-census year estimate 500,831 
Factor of change = (500,831 - 499,304) /499,304 * 100 = 0.30582 
Carlow population census year = 54,723
To estimate population in Carlow for 2012 using factor of 0.30582 as follows:
Carlow 54,723+ [54,723][ 0.30582/100] = 54,890 = population estimate 2012 
The overall rate at national level is unaffected by this revision.

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